Curve

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/curve/

The prompt was “Curve.”  And yes, this took a loooong time to do.. But what fun.  It was all done with spacing. No special app was used.  Below is a smaller version that will make it easier for you to see the entire shape of the poem on a smaller screen.

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32 thoughts on “Curve

  1. lifelessons Post author

    My first reader! Thanks Cathy. I’ve been working on this shape since 10 this morning. (It is now 2:20) WordPress kept flattening her out… Then decided the only way was to make take a legal sized copy and take a picture of it, but I had to change the ink cartridge on my laser printer, then take a couple of dozen pictures.. then changed the shape according to what i saw printed out. Nudge. Nudge..Wish they paid for poetry by the hour!! Thanks for being the first to read and comment.

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  2. Patti

    I’m glad you included the smaller version; I didn’t see the woman’s body until I looked at that. I’m always amazed at what you produce.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      So many people use very small devices–tablets and phones… that I feared they wouldn’t be able to see the whole thing and the poem really depended upon both words and images. I haven’t had time to do art for the two years I’ve been blogging every day–except to make your Xmas present, so this was a way to get a bit of art in as well.. Fun. And the words kept having to be altered to create the correct sculptural effect. Bob would have been good at this I bet! I might do some more. I like the puzzle aspect of shape, form, meter and rhyme. Also making certain prescribed words into a poem.

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      1. Ted Crosfield

        . . .a chance to get a bit of Art in. . .
        Judy you are always doing Art!
        Your commitment to process and prodigious production in various media exemplifies the art of living artfully! Thank you for sharing your being!

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    2. lifelessons Post author

      I think that letter where you talked about Lynn and me was in the letters we read at Karen’s house, right??? Or perhaps in some mother or Betty Jo saved.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It was so fun to do… I started out doing it on WordPress and when I saved it, it moved it all to the left margin! Luckily I saved it in a document as well.. Then kept pushing and shoving. The first version was more winsome, with the feet and legs curving off to the left…Then I slowly moved them further and further to the right and she stood upright. I felt like a plastic surgeon as I built up and reduced different body parts… ha. Someone said they thought it looked like me!!Hmmmm. Hope not but perhaps..Ah well.

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  3. kstanlyksays

    I just love it. Really glad to have seen the smaller version or I totally would have missed the perfect picture. I had done something similar for a friend’s birthday a few years ago, very Lewis-Carroll- inspired. Wasn’t sure how I’d post it- was thinking of doing it in a text box then saving as an image. I will definitely be exploring your works for many days to come.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, K! Best way is to type it, then photograph it. I used to know how to save it as a PDF and then make a jpeg out of it, but they seem to have changed the process on Macs, so the hardest part was taking a picture without getting my shadow on it.. I don’t have anyplace in my house without skylights or sliding glass doors.. Makes for hard photography. But, finally got it done. Where there’s a will…there is a way and somehow I usually choose the hardest way but at least it is my way!!

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      1. calensariel

        Oh poo! I’ve seen what you can do. You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to. Look at the world you’ve made for yourself these last few years. You’re fearless, woman!

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  4. judyreeveswriter

    Judy, your life is Art. And this poem and the visual art you created from the words and what the words say and how diligent and persistent and patient you were in the creation. This is what I mean. You are Art.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It is thrilling to hear you say that, Judy. You need to come down and play again. I loved both of our workshops this year as well as the one last year. You need to spend more time in Mexico! (I have a friend who hates to be told what he “needs” to do–but you know what I mean. Perhaps I’m the one who needs you to. Ha.)

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      1. judyreeveswriter

        I’m looking at ways I can come down in September for a writing retreat for myself and hanging out with you and the other beautiful women there.

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Judy–I am going to be gone the entire month of September. You are welcome to stay in my house if you can deal with 2 dogs and if you want to bring someone with you that is okay! But, hope you come some time when I’m here, as well. I’ll also be gone the first three weeks in July. Then going to the coast Jan 2-April 2. Doesn’t sound like I’ll be home much, does it?

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